The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race. The move was announced by team president John Schuerholz, who scheduled a news conference at Turner Field. Schuerholz has named former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart as the team's interim general manager. In addition, the Braves formed a three-person team to conduct the search for a new general manager, which will include Schuerholz, Hart and retired Braves manager Bobby Cox.
Once Peyton Manning had completed a frantic fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, Russell Wilson could admit to being a little selfish. ''That was a great experience tonight.'' Wilson kept Manning and the Denver Broncos from seeing the ball in overtime. He led Seattle on an 80-yard drive on the first possession of the extra session, capped by Marshawn Lynch's 6-yard touchdown run for a 26-20 victory over the Broncos on Sunday. The 43-8 blowout by Seattle (2-1) was replaced this time by Denver (2-1) rallying from a 17-3 fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime by going 80 yards against the best defense in the NFL in the final minute of regulation.
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of 2013. Winston cheered his teammates from the sideline Saturday night as Florida State squeaked by Clemson 23-17 in overtime at home. The schedule now favors the Seminoles (3-0, 1-0) with the face of the program under center and no ranked opponents for the next 26 days.
Nothing normal seems to happen this season for the Philadelphia Eagles. Jordan Matthews, the draft pick who replaced DeSean Jackson, and veteran Jeremy Maclin lifted the Eagles past the star receiver's new team Sunday. Philadelphia again stormed from behind to win, beating the Washington Redskins 37-34 as Mathews caught two touchdown passes and Maclin had one. The Eagles are the first NFL team to start a season 3-0 after trailing by 10-plus points in each game.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- - Make it 2 for 2 for Team Penske in the Chase. Joey Logano helped Team Penske strengthen its grip as the organization to beat for the championship, pulling away on an overtime restart to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advancing to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Raised in Connecticut, Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside Boston was his version of Daytona.
Ben Roethlisberger spent Sunday night relishing in the return of Steelers football. ''We were physical on offense, defense, special teams,'' Roethlisberger said. Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and Pittsburgh outrushed the Panthers 264-42. Roethlisberger finished 22 of 30 for 196 yards, and Brown had 90 yards receiving on 10 catches to help the Steelers (2-1) snap Carolina's regular-season home winning streak at eight.
Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one. Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep in the weekend series between the AL Central's top teams. ''Today's game shows that we're not going away,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. They had a lot of confidence in themselves when they hit the field.'' Kansas City pulled within 1 1/2 games of Detroit for the top spot in the division.
Dez Bryant had so much distance on the closest defender, it was pitch and catch. Blown coverage made it the easiest play the Dallas Cowboys made in a comeback that matched the biggest in franchise history. ''No one ever comes that wide open,'' quarterback Tony Romo said of the 68-yard touchdown pass that was among the big plays that helped the Cowboys erase a 21-0 deficit and stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday. ''You want to make sure you don't do anything stupid.'' The Cowboys (2-1) had plenty of time to chip away, and no one panicked about the cushion they'd spotted the Rams.
Even one of Matthew Stafford's interceptions quickly turned into two points for Detroit. ''I think we have an opportunity to dominate every particular game,'' Ndamukong Suh said. ''As long as we hone into our keys, get off the ball and do what we're taught and execute.'' Suh and the Lions pressured Aaron Rodgers throughout, and Detroit's injury-plagued secondary was never a problem Sunday. Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and the Lions held Green Bay to 223 yards of offense.
(NewsUSA) - Dwight Clark, former wide receiver of the San Fransisco 49ers, has a special place in his heart for chiropractic care. Most famous for "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC championship game, Clark found that chiropractic care, and seeing a chiropractor weekly, got him in the best possible shape for each game. For more information, visit www.yes2chiropractic.org.
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(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."
Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.
"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "Howeve
(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now."If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (
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